In the wake of the most terrible mass shooting in American history, a small step forward for gun safety: on Tuesday the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals rules that there’s no Constitutional right to sell firearms. This is an important ruling establishing that the government has the right to strictly monitor gun sales. The […]
Come July, even mentally ill patients confined to institutions in Kansas can carry concealed firearms. In 2013, the state of Kansas enacted a gun-rights law to ensure gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons into more public buildings. However, public hospitals, mental health centers, universities, and colleges were exempted for four years. That exemption expires […]
Apparently, the Republican Party wants the mentally ill to have the right to purchase firearms. While having a clinical mental illness is not always debilitating, at this point in the game, it isn’t the point. This is the point. The man doing his ups and downs behind President Trump’s address to Congress has always been a […]
Ohio Representative Nickie Antonio, a Democrat, has spent the past six years trying to pass a law that would protect the civil rights of gay and lesbian employees. Right now if you live in Ohio, it’s legal for an employer to refuse to hire you if you are gay. At the moment, if you happen […]
The National Rifle Association (NRA) got their Christmas wishes fulfilled early this year with the election of Donald Trump, who could wind up being the most pro-gun President of the past century. But what exactly do the NRA and other pro-gun activists want in the way of legislation concerning gun rights? Concealed Carry Anywhere, Anytime […]
Of all the political gaffes that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made, one of the most deplorable came last month. He suggested that gun owners could “do something about” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if she were to get elected. His campaign shrugged it off, claiming he was suggesting people go out and vote, and […]
For the lawmakers of the Grand Ole Party, particularly those in Washington, there are a number of special interests that hold significant sway over the platform on which the party runs and the votes in which the members cast. The ever popular fossil fuel industry nears the top of this list and can be closely […]
Conservative writer Amelia Hamilton decided it was time to pervert the popular children’s fairy tale, “Little Red Riding Hood,” and turn it into a children’s book full of National Rifle Association talking points. To NRA Family’s delight, of course, the organization is now promoting the book – “Little Red Riding Hood (With Guns),” and the unsupervised use of […]
As we were engrossed in holiday celebrations, some of us missed that a couple of weeks ago a federal court upheld the constitutionality of Florida’s Firearm Owners Privacy Law, otherwise known as the ‘Docs v. Glocks‘ law. This is the third time that this same 11th Circuit U.S. District Court panel made this decision. If you do […]
It is all too easy to forget that the National Rifle Association is just one of a number of gun rights groups buying up American politicians by the barrel. We know this because the federal law requires disclosure in certain cases, and the Center for Responsive Politics makes it easy to follow the money whenever possible. The NRA and […]
Leave it to the good old National Rifle Association (NRA) to break out the lies 18 months before the 2016 election is even held. And the target of their misinformation is Hillary Clinton. Mind you, Ms. Clinton hasn’t even won the Democratic nomination yet, but the nutjobs at the NRA are acting as if it’s […]
As Americans, we are naturally inclined to believe that every problem has a solution. For example, we all know sexual assault is a problem on college campuses across the United States. How should we deal with this issue? Education? Discussion? Information? Well, Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore thinks she has found the answer.?She wants to?allow college […]
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Life is pretty good for supporters of openly carrying firearms in Texas. Not only does the state permit individuals to openly carry loaded rifles and shotguns, but both major candidates for Texas Governor, Wendy Davis (D) and Greg Abbott (R), want to expand open carry to include handguns. The law does stipulate that persons openly […]
Around three dozen Texas men with open carry permits showed up at a Dallas restaurant, armed to the teeth, to stake out a Moms Demand Action meeting of four women who support laws designed to curb gun violence. Some of the men crouched down by vehicles in the parking lot brandishing semi-automatic weapons. These Texas […]
You’ve just gotta love “responsible gun owners.” This unbelievable video shows what is presumably a young couple who have had an awesome date at the shooting range. As the young woman tries to figure out if she has any more rounds in the AK, she turns the gun on her boyfriend in confusion. The conversation: […]
Marion Hammer is the 73-year old grandma you may never have heard of. She is Democrat, and an unabashed supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
Collecting data on innocent citizens for no actual reason is one thing, but collecting data on concealed carry owners because you want them to vote Republican and probably volunteer for someone’s campaign? Apparently that’s an unconstitutional violation or privacy, too, at least according to some Virginia Republicans.
Approaching politics with an open mind is something in which liberals rightly take pride. Listening, respecting opposing views, attempting to understand different cultures – these are fundamental tenets of the liberal identity. This is both a gift and a curse, though, and in the war over gun policy, liberals’ reflexive tolerance and apologetic tone is […]
As the national debate over gun control rages on, we watchful citizens are being constantly reminded by those on the political “right” (directional, not necessarily correct!) side of the discourse, that there is no great shortage of people suffering from a lack of common sense.